What is climate change?
Climate change refers to long-term alterations in Earth's average weather patterns, primarily driven by the increase in greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere. These gases, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O), trap heat from the sun that would otherwise escape into space, leading to a warming of the planet.
Net zero emissions
As nations around the globe ramp up action their against climate change and move their economies towards net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, new practices, opportunities and indeed challenges are likely to arise for their respective ports and logistics operations. However, every journey will be unique, knowing what to consider and where to start will be starkly different for a freight forwarder versus a port or container terminal.
Science Based Targets
Science-based targets initiative (SBTi) are specific, measurable goals that organizations set to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in alignment with the latest climate science and the global effort to limit global warming. These targets are designed to ensure that emission reduction efforts are consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Carbon offsetting vs. capture
In brief, carbon offsetting involves compensating for emissions by supporting external projects, while carbon capture is about capturing and managing emissions directly from your own operations. Both approaches play a role in reducing a company's overall carbon impact, but they target emissions at different stages of the carbon lifecycle.
Combatting modern slavery
Modern slavery, also known as contemporary slavery, refers to various forms of exploitation and coerced labour, despite being legally abolished in most countries. This violation of human rights involves the control and ownership of individuals through various means, often depriving them of their freedom, dignity, and basic rights.
As a result of escalating concerns over the consequences of global climate change, various regulatory frameworks have emerged. As scientific consensus solidifies around the human influence on rising temperatures, policymakers worldwide are facing an urgent mandate to design and implement measures that curtail carbon emissions, promote sustainable practices, and safeguard vulnerable ecosystems.
Greenhouse Gas Protocol
Information and guidance to help make sure your operations positively impact your communities.
How engineered cargo protection can dramatically improve your sustainability and ESG performance
Cargo securing is not only relevant to ESG because the international maritime industry incurs losses of about $6 billion each year because of incorrectly packed or documented cargo (TT Club 2021) but also because of the consequences of additional CO2 emissions generated for the reworks of damage products and subsequent additional shipments.
Freightsafe have reimagined safe and secure truck parking, with modular sites that can be delivered in just 3 months from first agreement, costing significantly less to procure than traditional parking sites and providing a more complete safety and security program for users.
Saving energy with eco-driving
The implementation of Rombit's DriveDigital Driver Coach in the logistics sector has yielded instant results, by promoting "eco-driving" in warehouses. This innovative solution not only enhances safety but also significantly reduces energy consumption, making it a win-win for logistics companies.
Recruiting and retaining talent
When speaking with Members and industry stakeholders, one clear challenge faced is around attracting young talent to the industry, training them and importantly retaining that resource. Woodland Group explains how apprenticeships can be the key to tackling this challenge.